Like all web browsers out there, Google Chrome offers a built-in password manager to save your login and card details. Makes the whole login experience pretty seamless. The problems start when Google Chrome cannot save passwords. Here's how to fix Google Chrome not saving passwords on desktop and mobile devices.
There are dedicated third-party password manager apps. But it's fine if you stick with Chrome's built-in password manager. Also, Chrome's Password Manager is completely free and syncs across all platforms out there.
If Google Chrome doesn't save passwords, it may force you to search for alternatives. But third-party password managers come with a price tag, and some have incomplete history protecting user data.
1. Enable the offer to save passwords
When you disable the Offer to save passwords option, Chrome won't ask you to save passwords every time you add new login information to any website. You must enable the Offer to save passwords option in the Settings menu. That's how.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome on Windows or Mac.
Step 2: Click on the three-dot menu at the top and open Settings.
Step 3: Select AutoComplete on the left side.
Step 4: Select Passwords.
Step 5: Enable Offer to save passwords in the next menu.
From now on, Google Chrome will offer a pop-up window to save the passwords with the database.
2. Disable third-party password managers
By installing third-party password managers as extensions in Chrome, they control the option to save passwords. You must disable the third-party password manager that controls the option. That's how.
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome settings menu.
Step 2: Go to AutoComplete and open Passwords.
Step 3: Click Disable next to the name of the third-party password manager.
3. Remove the Password Manager extension
If you notice that Google Chrome is reverting to using a third-party password manager to save passwords, it's time to remove the extension entirely. This is what you should do.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome on Windows or Mac.
Step 2: Click on the More menu and select More Tools.
Step 3: Open the Extensions menu.
Step 4: Select remove next to the third-party password manager extension and remove it completely from the Chrome browser.
4. Reset settings
An incorrect configuration setting in Google Chrome could have disabled the save password function. Fortunately, you don't need to go through dozens of settings to revert to factory settings in Chrome. Instead, you need to follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome settings.
Step 2: Select Advanced on the left side.
Step 3: Click Reset Settings.
Step 4: Select Restore settings to their original defaults.
5. Log out and log in again
If our Google doesn't sync as expected with Chrome, you may want to log out and log back in.
From the Chrome browser, click on the profile menu and select Settings. Delete your current Chrome profile and log in again from the same menu.
6. Fix paused sync error
If the Google Chrome profile sync is paused, it will not ask you to save passwords. We have a dedicated post on how to fix Chrome sync pause error.
Check it out, fix the problem, and start saving passwords with Google Chrome.
7. Update Google Chrome
An outdated build of Google Chrome can throw up a random blank screen, login error, and more.
You need to open the Google Chrome settings and go to the About menu. Update to the latest version and you are good to go.
By now, you must have fixed the issue of Google Chrome not saving passwords on your desktop. Let's fix the same issue on Chrome mobile apps.
Google Chrome for iPhone
If you've disabled the Save Passwords option in Google Chrome for iOS, it's time to turn it on. That's how.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome on iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on the three-dot menu at the bottom and open Settings.
Step 3: Go to Passwords and activate the Save passwords option.
You should also keep Google Chrome as your preferred password manager. Open Settings and go to Passwords. Select Autocomplete passwords and select Chrome as your default password manager on iPhone.
Google Chrome for Android
The Google Chrome app for Android uses a different user interface compared to that of iOS. Follow the steps below to enable the Save Passwords option in Chrome Android.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome on Android.
Step 2: Tap on the three-dot menu at the top and open Settings.
Step 3: Go to Passwords and activate the Save passwords option in the next menu.
Saving passwords in Chrome is easy
Google is improving Chrome Password Manager with new updates and features. It's free, works well with all platforms, and gets the job done. If Chrome doesn't save passwords, you may opt for paid options. Before doing that, please follow the steps above and fix Google Chrome not saving passwords on desktop and mobile devices.
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